John William RUSSELL. He married Sarah Freeman BORMOND bet. July and September, 1894 in St Saviour, Southwark District, London, Middlesex, England. He died bet. July, 1894 and September, 1908. Sarah Freeman BORMOND was born bet. January and March, 1864 in Lambeth District, London, Middlesex, England. She died bet. October and December, 1945 in Pancras District, London, Middlesex, England.

Other Marriages/Unions for John William RUSSELL:
See John William RUSSELL & UNKNOWN

Other Marriages/Unions for Sarah Freeman BORMOND:
See Edwin George KNIBBS & Sarah Freeman BORMOND


Notes for John William RUSSELL:

In 1901, we John's wife Sarah living at 6 Granville Square, Finsbury, London:
Sarah Russell Head M 37 Corset Maker London Westminster
William Russell Son 18 UnM Valet Hants Landport

She was identified as Married by there was no sign of John so I suspect he may well have died before then.


Notes for Sarah Freeman BORMOND:

We can see Sarah as a child in 1871, living at 4 Manor Street, Bermondsay, in the borough of Southwark, London:
Sarah Bormond Wife Mar 30 Middlesex Bethnel Green
Sarah Bormond Daur 7 Scholar Surrey Lambeth
Mary Bormond Daur 5 Scholar Surrey Lambeth
Emma Bormond Daur 3 Scholar Surrey Lambeth
Elliot Bormond Son 2 Scholar Surrey Lambeth
Sarah Freeman Mother Wid 73 Laundress Kent Crayford

There was no sign of Sarah's father at the time.
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I can't see them in 1881, but in 1891 they can be seen living at 198 Ivydale Road, Camberwell, London:
Elliot Bormond Head M 56 Engine Fitter Newcastle on Tyne
Sarah Bormond Wife M 51 London Bethnel Green
Sarah Bormond Daur S 27 Forewoman Corsets London Lambeth
Emma Bormond Daur S 23 Saleswoman Sewing Machines London Lambeth
Annie Bormond Daur 17 London Lambeth
Georgina Bormond Daur 12 London Lambeth
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In 1901, they were living at 6 Grenville Square, Clerkenwell, London, Middlesex:
Sarah Russell Head Mar 37 Corset Maker London Westminster
William Russell Son UnM 18 Valet Hants Landport
Sarah Bormond Head Wid 61 London Bethnal Green
Annie Bormond Daur 27 UnM Sewing Machine Saleswoman London Bermondsey
Georgina Bormond Daur 22 UnM Dressmaker London Bermondsey
Gertrude Bormond Daur 19 UnM Corset Maker London Bermondsey

This find opens up a few questions of it's own. For example, where was John William Russell at the time? I believe William Russell, above, was a son from a previous marriage for John William Russell?
I wonder if perhaps John William Russell was a naval man, hence his absence?
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Sarah married Edwin Knibbs in 1908.
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Sarah (Edwin George's mother-in-law) can be seen in 1911, living at 820 Eswyn Road, Tooting, London, Middlesex:
William George Figgess Head Mar 35 Carpenter and Joiner Builder London Southwark
Gertrude Bennet Figgess Wife Mar (8 years) London Bermondsey
William George Figgess Son 7 School Durban Natal s Africa
Dorothy Gertrude Figgess Daur 4 London Bermondsey
Alice Figgess Daur 2 London Finsbury
Elsie Figgess Daur 7 months London Tooting
Sarah Bormond Boarder 71 Widow London Stepney
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I understand from a descendant of Sarah that even in her late 70s she was a tall, ramrod-straight figure, testament to her calling as a corsetière, working in Bon Marché, Brixton. At the age of 30, in 1894, she had married a corset manufacturer, John William Russell, a widower. He was a witness at the weddings of two of her sisters, Emma and Gertie. By 1901 Sarah Russell, corset maker, was the head of a household in Granville Square, Islington: her step-son William Russell, a valet, was living with her. When she died in Coldharbour Lane in 1945 she was the widow of a Mr Knibbs.

Sources for Sarah Freeman BORMOND:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. 1911 British Census,
  3. GRO England & Wales,
  4. 1891 British Census,